Deaths are a component of population growth. See Demographic Estimates and Projections: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Statistical Concepts Library on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website 3228.0 - Demographic Estimates and Projections: Concepts, Sources ...
Main output is annual data. Variables include - age at death, sex, marital status, country of birth, duration of residence, month and year of occurrence, year of registration, usual residence of deceased, state of registration, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths.
Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) for Usual Residence
Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC) for Country of Birth
Other concepts (summary)
Age specific death rate
Crude death rate
Standardised death rate
Indirect standardised death rate
Infant mortality rate
Estimated resident population
New South Wales
Statistical Local Area
Legal Local Government Area
Part of State Metropolitan
Part of State Extra-Metropolitan
Comments and/or Other Regions
Information is collected from the relevant Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages on a monthly basis.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics - ABS (previously the Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics), has had responsibility to produce population estimates since it's establishment, and deaths have been an integral part of this process. State and National deaths data date back to at least 1860, while death data are available in electronic form on an annual basis from 1964. Each State/Territory office of ABS was responsible for the collection and processing of deaths data registered with that State/Territory up until 1996, when this function was centralised in the Queensland office of the ABS.
Data availability comments
DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
29/09/2010 08:59 AM